In this issue:
• Happy Birthday iC!
• 264 Free Loops
• Artist Podcasts
• iC Theme Song Contest
Artist Spotlight: mediadad
"Music and writing are, like a volcano, connected directly to the fire at the core of me. I don't really have a choice. They just keep boiling up." Last Week's Top 5 Songs
1. Everywhere and South of There
2. 3 Little Things
3. Dreams Are What You Make Them
4. You Must Go Your Own Way
5. Sweat it out
Happy Birthday iCompositions!
On this day two years ago, Steve Jobs introduced GarageBand in his Macworld San Francisco Keynote, calling it "a revolutionary new music application that turns a Mac into a professional-quality musical instrument and recording studio for musicians and aspiring musicians alike." And on the same day, iCompositions was born.
Through the years, iCompositions has made it through four redesigns, a name change, hacking attempts, and legal threats while still managing to become the largest community for GarageBand users on the internet and providing aspiring musicians with a means of global distribution for their music. Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of our members so it's only fitting that we throw a party for you! 264 Free Loops
We've partnered with Perimeter Sound Arts to give away the largest package of free Apple Loops in history. The collection, available exclusively to iCompositions members, consists of 264 loops and joins four other packages to bring the total number of free loops available to iCompositions members to more than 780! More information » Artist Podcasts
Earlier this week, we announced the launch of Artist Podcasts, a new premium service allowing artists to syndicate their music through iTunes and other Podcast-tracking applications.
For just $4 per month, you have the opportunity to embrace a new medium of music distribution. All of your music hosted on iCompositions will be put into a Podcast so your fans can download new songs (as well as older songs) to their computers and iPods automatically. More information » iC Theme Song Contest
To complete our iCompositions Birthday Celebration, we're holding a contest in which members will create an iCompositions Theme Song that describes your experience with the site, our community, or site features themselves. The song should be in the style of a TV show Theme Song or something of that nature. And the grand prize? An iPod with video. More information »